Author

Sheila Clark

Date of Award

4-2005

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

History

First Advisor

Dr. Robert Berkhofer III

Second Advisor

Dr. Judith Stone

Third Advisor

Dr. Thomas Amos

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access

Abstract

This study will reconstruct Count Fulk Réchin of Anjou's (1068-1109) understanding of his family by using a narrative genealogy he composed and comparing it with witness lists and bequests he made in charters. Thus, it will determine who he considered members of his family for both legal and polemical purposes. This study will compare Fulk's understanding of family with other eleventh- and twelfth-century ideas of the aristocratic family, as well as historians' models of the medieval family.

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